Our Ultimate Delta-8 Gummies Review
We’ve explained in former blogs why people are making the switch to delta-8 gummies, and delta-8 THC in general. But this is more of a personal review today rather than citing clinical trials and published studies for why you should give delta-8 a try. As the writer here at Ounce of Hope, I’d like to cover my full experience with our delta-8 THC gummies. Get a firsthand explanation for how they taste, how they’ll make you feel, and then some! Let’s dive in.
Trying Delta-8 Gummies for the First Time
If you’re unfamiliar with delta-8 THC, it’s a legal cannabinoid extracted from hemp. Even though it causes a high, like the THC in the name might suggest, it doesn’t have the same intensity that delta-9 THC does. The delta-9 THC is the THC that’s most abundant in marijuana strains, and in high percentages appears to cause negative symptoms in some individuals.
Knowing this, I didn’t expect the delta-8 gummies that Collin, Ounce of Hope’s proud owner, sent to me to do much for me. I have a relatively high tolerance for cannabis products, so wasn’t expecting anything life-changing.
That’s why trying delta-8 THC through these gummies was such a pleasant surprise. I felt a calm, rolling “stoned” feeling while still able to keep track of my bearings. I didn’t feel out of control, or couch-locked, or even “high” in the way dank weed can make you feel. Instead, I still felt fully conscious and in control, but also relaxed and calm; almost euphoric.
The high is familiar and welcoming. It doesn’t control you, but it does make you feel stimulated — like you could go do something very productive and feel accomplished!
For the stoners that like to toke up before they go do virtually any task (you know the ones — you may even be that stoner), delta-8 THC will certainly be your friend. Take less time smoking up and more time going and doing with a delta-8 THC high to keep you company. While the gummies are now my go-to option, there are also dark chocolate bars, brownie bites, and even tinctures to just get it over and done with the fastest. For those that want to sample before they actually invest in a whole delta-8 product, there are also dark chocolate and milk chocolate samples.
What do They Taste Like?
Here’s the part I was most impressed by — these delta-8 gummies are delicious! I was taken aback at the sweet flavor of the easily chewy gummy, expecting some sort of cannabis or hemp aftertaste. The bite of earthy flavor from the bud in an edible is hard to mask, so I had no expectations that these little sweet treats would be as tasty as they are.
The truth is, it’s hard to eat just one at a time because the flavor is so powerfully scrumptious. At 20mg per gummy, though, one gummy is plenty for most people. Especially if you’re new to cannabis products or you’ve never tried delta-8 before, one gummy per serving is perfect.
The aftertaste is still sweet with the slightest hint of tartness, bringing out the other natural flavors the gummies are made with.
What I Felt Immediately After Taking a Delta-8 Gummy
Generally speaking, edibles are known for how long they take to kick in. Depending on the extract, some edibles require the cannabinoids inside them to pass through the liver before they can be metabolized. This helps explain why it can feel like it takes hours sometimes before an edible actually kicks in.
It can kick in for individuals at different times depending on a variety of factors. Personally, edibles don’t typically hit me very fast. Sometimes, edibles with marijuana extracts may not even have an effect for me — at least, not a noticeable one.
For these delta-8 gummies, I was impressed by how quickly something could be felt. I was even patient to ensure I wasn’t just feeling some placebo. I wanted to make sure what I felt was genuine and authentic, so I paid special attention to everything that was happening to me.
Within the first 15 minutes, I felt like the gummy might already start taking effect. It wasn’t instant, but I felt a slow, gradual relaxation wash over me.
30 Minutes After
As the minutes passed, it intensified slowly, gradually, into a soothing high. I was able to tackle all my tasks for the day, still, and felt more productive as I went. In fact, I felt more able to focus as time progressed.
2 Hours After
The clear high delta-8 THC gummies give me was apparent at this point. What was truly interesting to note is the lack of rapid heart rate. When smoking, my heart may beat a little faster sometimes. If I’m drinking coffee with my bud, I may start to perspire slightly, and that combination can even stimulate minor anxiety. With these gummies, I felt none of that.
4 Hours After
Even 4 hours into the delta-8 experience, the chill high could still be felt. Given that edibles don’t usually last that long for me, I was impressed all around with this cannabis product. Extracted from powerful hemp plants, it’s a 100% legal way to enjoy THC. Yep, even in states where marijuana isn’t yet legal.
Try Delta-8 Gummies Today
I hope this review helps give you an idea of what delta-8 is like, what the high might feel like, and everything in between. Try one of our delta-8 THC products today to see which one is the right one for you!
Want to Learn More About Delta-8?
Check out our other blogs on the subject. For example, maybe you’re wondering how a THC is legal to begin with. We explain in-depth in our guide on how delta-8 is legal. Or, maybe you want to learn more about CBD and delta-8 THC and how they got so popular seemingly in just a few short years. Take a look through our blog on how CBD and delta-8 edibles are sweeping the nation, or how delta-8 is different from CBD.